IL - Chef DevOps Foundation: Windows & Linux

Course Overview

DevOps is the one of the most important and impactful computing topics to have been developed since the creation of the modern cloud.  From Configuration Management to Containerization, your career and your company need to move quickly, but without stress, into this new world.  We are here to teach you how to do this, confidently and competently, using Best-In-Class tools such as Chef.

Course Details
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Level: 300

Who this course is designed for
  • This course is geared toward development, engineering, and operations staff.

What You Will Learn

  • • What is DevOps – a brief introduction
  • Using Chef resources – the building blocks
  • Building Chef recipes and cookbooks
  • Collecting details about the system via Ohai
  • Attributes – writing dynamic code
  • Managing data with templates
  • Advanced templating – passing in variables
  • Storing your code in a repo - an introduction to Git
  • Workstation setup
  • Centralizing management with Chef Server
  • Using Community Cookbooks
  • Automating chef-client runs
  • Managing a multi-node infrastructure
  • Simplification and scalability through Roles
  • Power automation – invoking Chef Search
  • Staging versus Production - Environments
  • Using Databags to create user accounts on servers


  • Writing code (of just about any flavor) in a text editor
  • Working on the command line
  • Basic system administration – installing packages, configuring those packages, starting service

Course Agenda

This course is designed to accelerate you from zero to hero into the world of DevOps from the perspective of using Chef Configuration Management.  Through this three-day command-line driven adventure, you will develop a solid foundation for managing dozens, hundreds or even thousands of servers the way many other successful companies do – by using Chef.  And because so many companies have both Windows and Linux servers in their environments, we teach you the technical intricacies of managing and integrating both platforms.

This class is also the first step on your way towards Chef Certification.

• What is DevOps – a brief introduction
• Using Chef resources – the building blocks
• Building Chef recipes and cookbooks
• Collecting details about the system via Ohai
• Attributes – writing dynamic code
• Managing data with templates
• Advanced templating – passing in variables
• Storing your code in a repo - an introduction to Git
• Workstation setup
• Centralizing management with Chef Server
• Using Community Cookbooks
• Automating chef-client runs
• Managing a multi-node infrastructure
• Simplification and scalability through Roles
• Power automation – invoking Chef Search
• Staging versus Production - Environments
• Using Databags to create user accounts on servers


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